Trial date set for Rams tight end Byrd
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Backup tight end Dominique Byrd of the St. Louis Rams will go to trial July 9 after pleading not guilty Friday to charges that he assaulted a man at a downtown St. Louis nightclub.
Byrd, 23, faces charges of assault and armed criminal action.
The incident happened in December at the Pepper Lounge. Byrd was accused of hitting a bar patron in the face with a drinking glass. His lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, has said the allegations are unwarranted.
A 30-year-old man was treated for cuts to the face after allegedly being struck by Byrd, police said. Byrd was cut on his right hand but declined treatment.
Byrd, 23, played in just five games in 2006, his rookie season with the Rams. He caught two passes for 39 yards and one touchdown.
Byrd was a third-round pick out of Southern California in the April 2006 draft.
Re: Trial date set for Rams tight end Byrd
Let's hope Byrd grows up in a hurry. He & Klop are a great one / two punch